Sep 24, 2009 12:34 AM GMT
September 23, 2009
Sacramento police have arrested a woman after she allegedly broke eggs over her 16-year-old son's head and chased him with a knife -- apparently because he ate the last pork chop in the house.
Chavonna Gough.jpgChavonna Gough (left), 36, of Sacramento was booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of endangering the life of a child and assault with a deadly weapon, both felonies, after the Tuesday afternoon incident in the family's Meadowview home.
Police spokesman Konrad Von Schoech said the teen and his mother had been arguing all day.
"The shocking thing is that the arguing was over food -- that the 16-year-old had eaten the last pork chop," Von Schoech said.
As the arguing escalated, the mother is suspected of breaking eggs over the teen's head and throwing a plate at him. The fighting got more serious when, police said, Gough went at her son with a knife.
The son tried to defend himself by holding his mother's hands, but Gough bit the teen and then punched him, police said.
Police were summoned by the another son who is 19 years old. The 16-year-old was placed in protective custody.
"There must be some underlying factors that has this family in turmoil," Von Schoech said. "We just hope they get the help they need."